Unarmed gay Black man Isaiah Brown shot multiple times by police; shooting was ‘completely avoidable,’ bodycam footage released
An unarmed Black gay man remains in critical condition after being shot multiple times by a Virginia sheriff’s deputy early Wednesday morning, just days after Derek Chauvin was found guilty for the murder of George Floyd.
Isaiah Brown suffered multiple gunshot wounds after an unnamed Spotsylvania Virginia sheriff’s deputy mistook the cordless house phone Brown was using to speak with 911 for a gun. The same deputy had driven Brown home one hour earlier after his car broke down at a gas station.
“After viewing the Spotsylvania County sheriff’s deputy’s bodycam video and listening to the 911 call, it is evident that the tragic shooting of Isaiah Brown was completely avoidable. Isaiah clearly told dispatch that he did not have a weapon more than 90 seconds before